For the second year in a row, Chief Executive Magazine has ranked North Carolina No. 2 on its list of the best states for business. The ranking is based on surveys of more than 550 U.S. CEOs on issues such as taxation, ...Read More »
Dale Tobias started working when he was 13, learning to fix cars. But it wasn’t until he turned 15 that he got his first “real job,” he said. That gig involved delivering newspapers door to door for The Charlotte Observer. ...Read More »
Companies are struggling to find qualified workers to fuel any kind of economic recovery and replace retiring baby boomers, business leaders told Gov. Bev Perdue Monday at an economic roundtable in Charlotte. “We’re adding 1,000 jobs at our site,” Mark Pringle, director ...Read More »
The Charlotte-area’s unemployment rate fell to 10.4 percent in March from 10.9 percent in February, the Employment Security Commission of North Carolina said today. But the area’s rate is still above the state’s March rate of 9.7 percent. The Charlotte-area ...
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Charlotte-area construction, mining and logging employment fell 5 percent in March from the same month last year, the Associated General Contractors of America said. The area lost 2,000 jobs over the period, from 37,600 to 35,600. North Carolina saw a ...
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During the first weekend of May, about 1,500 people are expected to convene in Charlotte for the New South Swimming’s Long Course Invitational. The three-day event, hosted by the Charlotte-based NSS and held at the Mecklenburg County Aquatic Center in ...
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North Carolina’s unemployment rate dropped slightly in March, marking the fifth straight month that the rate has remained below double digits. The Employment Security Commission said today the rate was 9.7 percent, compared with 9.8 percent in February and 11.3 ...Read More »
RALEIGH — North Carolina’s out-of-work residents who just lost their unemployment benefits are telling their stories at the state capitol to protest a political faceoff that halted extended help for 37,000 jobless. Gov. Beverly Perdue vetoed legislation over the weekend ...
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RALEIGH — Democratic Gov. Beverly Perdue and Republicans traded verbal jabs today over who’s getting the state economy back on track, a sign of their increasingly frayed relations heading into rough-and-tumble budget negotiations and the 2012 campaign. Perdue and Senate ...Read More »